National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowships

Application Deadline: December 31, 2017

As a means of increasing the number of U.S. citizens and nationals trained in science and engineering disciplines of military importance, the Department of Defense (DoD) plans to award fellowships in April 2018, subject to the availability of funds. The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship is highly competitive.  Since its inception in 1989, NDSEG has awarded nearly 3,500 fellowships from over 58,000 applications to U.S. citizens and nationals who pursue a doctoral degree in one of fifteen supported disciplines at a U.S. institution of their choosing.

NDSEG Fellowships last for a period of up to four years (based on continued funding), and covers full tuition and mandatory fees.  Fellows also receive a monthly stipend, and up to $1,500 a year in medical insurance.  The NDSEG Fellowship is sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), the Army Research Office (ARO), and the Office of Naval Research (ONR) under the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (OSD) for Research and Engineering.

The following disciplines are supported by the Fellowship:
  • Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
  • Biosciences (includes toxicology)
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences
  • Computer and Computational Sciences
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Geosciences (includes terrain, water, and air)
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering (includes undersea systems)
  • Oceanography (includes ocean acoustics, remote sensing, and marine meteorology)
  • Physics (including optics)

Eligibility:

  • The NDSEG Fellowship Program is open only to applicants who are citizens or nationals of the United States. The term “nationals” refers to native residents of a possession of the United States such as American Samoa. It does not refer to a citizen of another country who has applied for U.S. citizenship. Persons who hold permanent resident status are not eligible. Proof of citizenship will be required upon formal offer.
  • Applicants must have received or be on track to receive their bachelor’s degrees by Summer 2018. To be eligible, applicants must either be enrolled in their final year of undergraduate studies, or have completed no more than two years of full-time years graduate study in the discipline in which they are applying. Applicants who have received a medical degree or Ph.D. in science or engineering are not eligible for the NDSEG fellowship.
  • NDSEG Fellows must be enrolled full-time and must be pursuing graduate study at a U.S. institution; the NDSEG Fellowship does not pay for tuition at any non-U.S. institution

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

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NVIDIA Graduate Fellowships

Application Deadline:  December 13, 2017

NVIDIA has long believed that investing in university talent is beneficial to the industry and key to our continued growth and success. The NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship Program now provides funding in the amount of up to $50,000 per award to Ph.D. students who are researching topics that will lead to major advances in the graphics and high-performance computing industries, and are investigating innovative ways of leveraging the power of the GPU. NVIDIA particularly invites submissions from students pushing the envelope in artificial intelligence, deep neural networks, autonomous vehicles, and related fields. We select up to ten students each year who have the talent, aptitude and initiative to work closely with us early in their careers. Recipients not only receive crucial funding for their research, but are able to conduct groundbreaking work with access to NVIDIA products, technology and some of the most talented minds in the field.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Students must have already completed their first year of Ph.D. level studies (at the time of application)
  • Students must have majors in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, System Architecture, Electrical Engineering, or a related area
  • Students must be engaged in active research as part of their PhD thesis
  • Students must be enrolled as a full-time Ph.D. student during the 2018-2019 academic year (9 months) of the award — this means they should not be expecting to graduate sooner than May/June 2019

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Generation Google Scholarship

Application Deadline:  December 1, 2017

The Generation Google Scholarship was established to help aspiring computer scientists excel in technology and become leaders in the field. Selected students will receive 10,000 USD (for those studying in the US) or 5,000 CAD (for those studying in Canada) for the 2018-2019 school year. As part of the scholarship, current high school seniors who are entering their first year of university in 2018-2019 will be required to attend Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) in the summer of 2018. Current undergraduate or graduate students will be invited to attend the Google Scholars’ Retreat in the summer of 2018.

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student for the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • Intend to be enrolled or accepted as a full-time student at a university in the US or Canada for the 2018-2019 school year.
  • Be pursuing a computer science or computer engineering degree, or a degree in a closely related technical field.
  • Exemplify leadership and demonstrate a passion for computer science and technology.
  • Exhibit a strong record of academic achievement.
  • Be a student from an underrepresented group in computer science (African American, Hispanic, American Indian, Filipino/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander)

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Women Techmakers Scholars Program

Application Deadline:  December 11, 2017

Through the Women Techmakers Scholars Program – formerly the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Program – Google is furthering Dr. Anita Borg’s vision of creating gender equality in the field of computer science by encouraging women to excel in computing and technology and become active leaders and role models in the field.

Women Techmakers Scholars will each receive $10,000 USD (for students in the US) or $5,000 CAD (for students in Canada) for the 2018-2019 academic year. All scholarship recipients will be invited to attend the annual Google Scholars’ Retreat in Mountain View, California in 2018 to connect with fellow scholars, network with Googlers and participate in a number of development workshops. Professional development and community outreach opportunities will continue to be offered after the retreat. As a Women Techmakers Scholar, you will join a global community of Scholars Program participants designed to provide a forum to share resources, support other women in tech and collaborate on projects to make continued impact.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Identify as female
  • Currently be enrolled at an accredited university for the 2017-2018 academic year
  • Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student in a Bachelors, Masters or PhD program at a university in the United States or Canada for the 2018-2019 academic year
  • Be studying computer science, computer engineering or a closely related technical field
  • Demonstrate a strong academic record
  • Exemplify leadership and demonstrate passion for increasing the involvement of women in computer science

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Google Lime Scholarship Program

Application Deadline:  December 10, 2017

Google is committed to helping the innovators of the future make the most of their talents by providing scholarships and networking retreats for computer science students with disabilities.

Recipients of the 2018 Google Lime Scholarship will each receive a scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year. Selected students will also be invited to attend the annual Google Scholars’ Retreat at the Googleplex in Mountain View, California, in Summer 2018. Candidates will also be considered for software engineering internship opportunities with Google.  Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of candidates’ academic background and a demonstrated passion for computer science. Scholarships awards will be in the amount of $10,000 for those studying in the US and $5,000 for those studying in Canada (based on tuition costs).

Eligibility Requirements:

  • A current undergraduate, graduate or PhD student enrolled at a university in the U.S. or Canada (freshmen/first years and international students studying in the U.S. or Canada are eligible to apply); and also
  • Continuing current studies or intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student in a new program (e.g., graduating and pursuing an advanced degree) at a university in the U.S. or Canada in the 2018-2019 academic year
  • Pursuing a Computer Science or Computer Engineering degree, or a degree in a closely related technical field (such as software engineering; or electrical engineering with a heavy computer science course load)
  • Maintaining a strong academic performance
  • A student with a visible or invisible disability (defined as someone who has, or considers themselves to have, a long-term, or recurring, issue that impacts one or more major activities that others may consider to be a daily function); this definition also includes the perception among others that a disability exists. We know that 90% of disabilities on campus are invisible, and candidates with all disabilities are encouraged to apply
  • Exemplify leadership and demonstrate a commitment to and passion for computer science and technology
  • Previous Google Lime Scholars are unfortunately not able to be considered

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

National Physical Science Consortium Graduate Fellowships in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering

Application Deadline:  December 8, 2017 (but application must be commenced in the online system by November 30, 2017)

The National Physical Science Consortium is a partnership between government agencies and laboratories, industry, and higher education. NPSC’s goal is to increase the number of American citizens with graduate degrees in the physical sciences and related engineering fields, emphasizing recruitment of a diverse applicant pool. Though the fields supported can vary annually depending on employer needs, in general NPSC covers the following: Astronomy, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Materials Science, Mathematical Sciences, Physics, and their subdisciplines, and related engineering fields: Chemical, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical.

The NPSC Graduate Fellowship provides support for up to six years, including a $20,000 annual stipend and tuition coverage. It also allows a fellow also to hold a research or teaching assistantship, includes one or two paid summer internships with a government agency, and provides a mentor and opportunities for a lasting relationship with the sponsor.

Eligibility:

NPSC welcomes applications from any qualified U.S. citizen who has the ability to pursue graduate work at an NPSC member institution. Applicants at any stage of their graduate program may apply, as long as they will be available to accept two summers of paid internship. Those who already possess a doctoral degree are ineligible.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

NOAA Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program

Application Deadline:  December 8, 2017

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program recognizes outstanding scholarship and encourages independent graduate level research — particularly by female and minority students — in NOAA mission-related sciences of oceanography, marine biology and maritime archaeology, including all science, engineering and resource management of ocean and coastal areas. Scholarship selections are based on academic excellence, letters of recommendations, research and career goals and financial need.

Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarships may provide, subject to appropriations, yearly support of up to $42,000 per student (a 12-month stipend of $30,000 in addition to an education allowance of up to $12,000) and up to $10,000 of support for a 4-6 week program collaboration at a NOAA facility.

Eligibility:

Only individuals who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, or citizens of U.S. territories, and are applying to or have been accepted to a U.S. accredited graduate institution to pursue a master’s or doctoral level degree in oceanography, marine biology, or maritime archaeology (including all science, engineering, social science and resource management of ocean and coastal areas) are eligible for an award under this scholarship program. In addition, to be eligible to apply, applicants must have a cumulative 3.30 grade point average. Scholars must maintain a minimum cumulative and term grade point average of 3.30 for every term and for the duration of their award. If applicant does not maintain this grade point average, he/she will be placed on probation after the first term. If the grade point average is not brought up for that year, the recipient’s scholarship will be terminated. In addition, satisfactory progress must be made toward the completion of a thesis or dissertation. If it is determined that the scholar will not complete his/her thesis or dissertation prior to the end of the award, funding may be withdrawn.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program

Application Deadline:  December 1, 2017

The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories by offering undergraduate or graduate students in STEM disciplines a full scholarship and an employment opportunity upon degree completion.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • a citizen of the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or United Kingdom at time of application
  • 18 years of age or older as of August 1, 2018
  • able to participate in summer internships at DoD laboratories
  • willing to accept post-graduate employment with the DoD
  • a student in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at the time of award
  • Graduate applicants can be either currently enrolled in a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or awaiting notification of admission to such. If awaiting admission, you must be accepted for entrance in the fall 2018 term

Benefits:

  • Full tuition and education related fees (does not include items such as meal plans, housing, or parking)
  • Stipend paid at a rate of $25,000 – $38,000 depending on degree pursuing (may be prorated depending on award length)
  • Summer research internships
  • Health Insurance allowance up to $1,200 per calendar year
  • Miscellaneous Supplies Allowance of $1,000 per academic year
  • Mentoring
  • Employment placement after graduation

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Foundation for Science and Disability Student Award Program

Application Deadline:  December 1, 2017

The Foundation for Science and Disability (FSD) Student Award Program helps to increase opportunities in science, engineering, mathematics, technology, and pre‑medical/dental areas for graduate or professional students with disabilities.  FSD has established a Science Graduate Student Grant Fund, which is available to fourth year undergraduates (who are disabled and have been accepted to a graduate or professional school in the sciences) and graduate science students who have a disability.  Awards of $1000 each are made to qualified college or university students in any field of Mathematics, Science, Medicine, Technology, or Engineering.

The award is offered only to students who are entering or continuing a graduate degree in one of the above fields. As part of the application, the student is required to write an essay of about 250 words. The essay should include a description of professional goals and objectives, as well as the specific purpose for which the grant would be used. Two letters of recommendation from faculty members are required, including one from the faculty member who serves or will serve as the student’s academic research advisor.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Link Foundation Energy Fellowships

Application Deadline:  December 1, 2017

In an effort to foster education and innovation in the area of societal production and utilization of energy, the Link Foundation invites applications for 2-year fellowships for students working toward a Ph.D. degree. The award consists of a two-year fellowship of $28,500 per year for two years (total of $57,000) to be used for the Fellow’s academic year and summer stipend. Preference will be given to candidates who have a well-defined thesis direction but who still have enough time remaining working toward their Ph.D. that receipt of a Link Foundation Fellowship could make a difference.

Eligibility

  • The applicant must be working toward a Ph.D. in an academic institution or have been accepted in a Ph.D. program.
  • No limitations have been placed on citizenship.
  • Fellowships are only tenable at U.S. and Canadian Universities.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.